Bringing a Better Quality of Life
One of our main projects is the Community-Based Total Sanitation (CLTS) program. This was conceptualized after a study by an organization under the Ministry of Health in 2012 found that 64% of the population in Tabalong Regency did not have access to proper sanitation. There were 9,492 diarrhea cases that year in the Tabalong district in South Kalimantan, the location of Adaro Indonesia’s mining operations, and 17,000 households in the area were found to practice open defecation.
To encourage housewives to be healthcare cadres and promote the Stop Open Defecation Program (SODP), we work closely with women’s organizations and the Family Welfare Movement (PKK). We trained 40 cadres from eight villages through workshops, and they now work with the regional health department.
After we started this program, three villages in Tabalong were declared Open Defecation-Free (ODF) in 2013. In 2014, another five villages in Tabalong (2,893 households) and two in the East Barito district (575 households) were declared ODF. Our target is to have 17,000 ODF households by 2019.
As part of our strategy to consolidate CSR efforts, we enabled the local youth association to sell standard latrines to the villagers, which in turn created jobs and economic activities.
Our other regular health initiatives include programs to improve the health of mothers, newborns and children. We also commonly support programs to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, help boost hospital funding, organize cataract surgeries and provide scholarships for doctors, midwives, nurses and other health workers.
Sustainability ReportsAdaro Indonesia’s presence in South Kalimantan has influenced the current economic, social and natural environment of the province down to village level, and the company recognizes that there is a responsibility to give back to these local communities to ensure the development of a better life in the surrounding areas.
To see comprehensive details of Adaro Indonesia’s activities in social responsibility and sustainability, download our most recent Sustainability Report:Adaro Indonesia Sustainability Report 2012-2013
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